Matt Stafford is worth every penny of his giant new contract
Matt Stafford just signed a massive, five-year $135 million deal. The annual $27 million per year salary makes him the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.
In the immediate reaction to the contract news, many have vocally criticized the deal, saying Stafford isn’t worth the money because he hasn’t had any playoff success and isn’t even the best quarterback in the NFC North. That’s Aaron Rodgers.
Colin thinks these critics are completely wrong, and thinks Stafford is worth every penny of the contract, and then some.
He’s been the duct tape holding together a chaotic organization that’s hired and fired coaches and executives for 30 years, and hasn’t consistently surrounded him with a competitive roster. Stafford has thrown the second most passes since he entered the league – Drew Brees is first – which speaks to the burden that’s placed on him to win games. As in, it’s ALL on him. That’s the definition of a franchise quarterback.
When you have one, you don’t pinch pennies, you just pay.
“What is the price of Matt Stafford? What is the price of not having Matt Stafford?”
Conor McGregor needs to go back to UFC for his next fight
Conor McGregor just made more money than he has in his fighting career for fighting Floyd Mayweather, and many think he would be better off making another huge paycheck by agreeing to another boxing match, potentially against Paulie Malignaggi.
Colin disagrees, and thinks McGregor may get another big payday in the boxing ring, but if he takes another loss, he could do serious damage to his brand as a world class tough guy, this time against a far lesser fighter than Floyd Mayweather. What’s after that? Fighting at a state fair?
Also, the UFC desperately needs McGregor, who is their only truly bankable superstar.
McGregor’s next fight should be in the Octagon to re-establish that he’s the best in the UFC game, not just some tomato can boxer taking fights for paydays.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst joins the show to talk Mayweather/McGregor; why he is opposed to a rematch; why referee Robert Byrd was right to stop the fight when he did; why the Lions overpaid for Matt Stafford; why he would take Colin Kaepernick over Stafford. (?!)
Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead is in-studio to talk Matt Stafford’s deal; why his new contract is a no-brainer; and why he’s down on the Falcons coming off their heartbreaking Super Bowl loss.
Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to explain why Matt Stafford gave the Lions a discount; and if the Elliott suspension will be shortened; and his fantasy sleeper of the year.